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2021 USA Olympic Trials - Track and Field
I figure that it is time to start a thread on the 4 Owls (5 events) at the USA Olympic Trials - Track and Field.

First, here is the complete competition SCHEDULE.

Here is the TV SCHEDULE.

Those of you who have Peacock can stream it all there.

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RE: 2021 USA Olympic Trials - Track and Field
How do the qualifying sizes for the events compare this year to past Trials? It seems to me that they're much smaller (they tend to range from 24 to 32 competitors in the events this year). I really don't understand the need for 3 rounds in many events when the field is rather small to begin with. For instance, they will start with 30 athletes in the 1500 but will have 3 rounds. So does that mean they will go from 30 to 20 to 10 maybe in the various rounds?

It just seems a bit too much - and then they have those two rest days in the middle of the week. It just seems to be a schedule from past Trials that they perhaps didn't need this time around?
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(06-16-2021 05:41 PM)Fort Bend Owl Wrote:  How do the qualifying sizes for the events compare this year to past Trials? It seems to me that they're much smaller (they tend to range from 24 to 32 competitors in the events this year). I really don't understand the need for 3 rounds in many events when the field is rather small to begin with. For instance, they will start with 30 athletes in the 1500 but will have 3 rounds. So does that mean they will go from 30 to 20 to 10 maybe in the various rounds?

It just seems a bit too much - and then they have those two rest days in the middle of the week. It just seems to be a schedule from past Trials that they perhaps didn't need this time around?

I don't really understand what goes into determining the numbers per event. But, these are set years before the trials, and obviously, they don't always work out. For one example, the committee set a qualifying standard for the women's 10,000 meters of 32:25.00, figuring that would result in a field of around 24. However, they could not anticipate the impact of the new Nike shoes, and as a result, there are 46 women who have declared for the field.
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Women's Triple Jump (Qualifying) - FRIDAY, JUNE 18 at 8:15 p.m., CDT

List of competitors, with their qualifying marks. Automatic Olympic Qualifying Mark is 14.32 meters (46' 11¾"):


Keturah Orji, Atlanta Track Club 14.92m
Jasmine Moore, Georgia 14.39m
Tori Franklin, NIKE 14.36m *
Lynnika Pitts 14.07m
Michelle Fokam, Rice 14.04m
Bria Matthews, Georgia Tech 13.90m
Imani Oliver, Princeton 13.86m *
Crystal l Manning 13.69m
Titiana Marsh, Georgia 13.68m
Dominique Ruotolo, Oregon 13.66m
Leah Moran, Indiana 13.56m
Essence Thomas, Oklahoma 13.56m
Adja Sackor, Jacksonville 13.51m
Alexandria Madlock, Baylor 13.48m
Arianna Fisher, Missouri 13.47m *
Alonie Sutton, Florida State 13.37m
Harleigh White 13.28m
Sophia Falco, Texas 13.23m
Kiana Davis 13.20m
Sammy Evans 13.12m
Ryann Porter, Indiana State 13.05m
Alexa Wandy 13.04m
Mylana Hearn, Dave Bethany T.C. 13.00m
Makenzy Mizera, Liberty 13.00m *


* Mark set prior to 2021

NOTE: Top 12 after Friday's Prelims will advance to FINALS.

Triple Jump FINALS will take place on Sunday, June 20 at 7:55 p.m., CDT.
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RE: 2021 USA Olympic Trials - Track and Field
For those who might have missed it, Michelle Fokam will also be competing in the long jump at the Olympic Trials. She has no realistic chance to make it in that event, but does have a shot at the triple jump.
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Decathlon takes place this Saturday, June 19 and Sunday June 20


List of Competitors, with their qualifying point totals:

Garrett Scantling, NIKE 8,476
Harrison Williams 8,439
Zachery Ziemek 8,344 *
Devon Williams, (NYAC) 8,295 *
Solomon Simmons, MultiStars Inc. 8,227 *
Kyle Garland, Georgia 8,196
Scott Filip 8,094 *
Timothy Ehrhardt, Santa Barbara Track Club 8,066 *
Jack Flood 8,038
Hunter Price 8,035
Steven Bastien 8,008
Markus Ballengee, Arkansas 7,895
Joseph Delgado, Navy 7,882 *
T.J. Lawson, Kent State 7,876 *
Will Daniels, Iowa 7,864
Samuel Black, Saginaw Valley State 7,807
Austin West, Iowa 7,805
Kurtis Brondyke 7,785 *


* Mark set prior to 2021

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As of now, there is no active link to live results, but the meet will be timed and scored by FLASH RESULTS.
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I think I saw Scott et al headed to the airport this morning. I was driving and saw a Rice large pole vault tube bag strapped to the top of an suv….
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(06-16-2021 05:41 PM)Fort Bend Owl Wrote:  For instance, they will start with 30 athletes in the 1500 but will have 3 rounds. So does that mean they will go from 30 to 20 to 10 maybe in the various rounds?

Friday - 1500 1st round - top 24 advance to semifinals (top 6 in each of 3 heats, plus next 6 fastest times). This will be a light workout for the top runners.

Saturday - semifinals - (top 5 in each of 2 heats, plus next 2 fastest advance to finals). This can get a little dicey, but likely not.

Monday - 12 runners for 3 spots.
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(06-18-2021 12:54 AM)WRCisforgotten79 Wrote:  
(06-16-2021 05:41 PM)Fort Bend Owl Wrote:  For instance, they will start with 30 athletes in the 1500 but will have 3 rounds. So does that mean they will go from 30 to 20 to 10 maybe in the various rounds?

Friday - 1500 1st round - top 24 advance to semifinals (top 6 in each of 3 heats, plus next 6 fastest times). This will be a light workout for the top runners.

Saturday - semifinals - (top 5 in each of 2 heats, plus next 2 fastest advance to finals). This can get a little dicey, but likely not.

Monday - 12 runners for 3 spots.

Looks like 30 to 24 then in the 1500 in the 1st round (the heat sheets have 31 athletes listed but one is Shelby Houlihan and she was just confirmed to be out due to a positive test for a banned substitute which she claims she got from a pork burrito at a food truck). That sounds kind of silly to me (the amount of qualifiers - I do believe a food truck burrito can cause lots of issues), but I did just look it up and it was the same in 2016. Actually in 2016, it was only 27 athletes who ran in the 1st round of the women's 1500 (with 23 advancing to the semis - I guess one of the 24 didn't run in the semis).

I remember going to the 1984 US Olympic Trials in Los Angeles (I still have the program somewhere), and it seems to me that they had like 50 or 60 runners in the 1st round of prelims. But that was a long time ago and I might be remembering it wrong.
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(06-17-2021 09:07 PM)seniorowl Wrote:  I think I saw Scott et al headed to the airport this morning. I was driving and saw a Rice large pole vault tube bag strapped to the top of an suv….

Did anyone read this and have a vision of a car commercial where the SUV pole vaults over 610 traffic?
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(06-18-2021 06:25 AM)Fort Bend Owl Wrote:  I remember going to the 1984 US Olympic Trials in Los Angeles (I still have the program somewhere), and it seems to me that they had like 50 or 60 runners in the 1st round of prelims. But that was a long time ago and I might be remembering it wrong.

Nope, 3 heats of 12. Top 5 in each heat and next 5 fastest to 2 semis, then top 5 and next 2 fastest to final.
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RE: 2021 USA Olympic Trials - Track and Field
Friday, June 18

In addition to the qualifying for women's triple jump (Michelle Fokam), there are numerous preliminaries in various events.

Also, there are 2 finals to determine the first Americans on the Olympic team:

Men's Shot Put

Prelims and Finals today.

This is one of the best American events, in that our men, as a group, are the best in the world. Right now, Americans are ranked 1,2,3 in the world, led by Ryan Crouser, the defending Olympic champion, who has had a ridiculous 23.01 (75' 6") put this year. Indoors this year, he broke the 22 year old world record for the indoor shot put. Here are some of the top competitors:

(2021 World Ranking) Individual Best Mark of 2021 [Lifetime Best]

1. Ryan Crouser 23.01 (75' 6") [same] *
2. Joe Kovacs 22.72 (74' 6½") [22.91 75' 2"] *
3. Darrell Hill 22.34 (73' 3½") [22.44 73' 7½"] *
10. Josh Awotunde 21.68 (71' 1½") [same] *
11. Payton Otterdahl 21.53 (70' 7¾") [same] *
28. T'Mond Johnson 20.87 (68' 5¾") [same]
30. Matthew Katnik 20.76 (68' 1½") [same]
31. Tripp Piperi 20.71 (67' 11½") [21.11 69' 3¼"] *
NR. David Pless (no mark) [21.13 69' 4"] *

* Met Olympic Standard

Men's 10,000 Meters

For me, the interesting thing will be how many American-born runners will be on the team. At the last couple of international competitions, our teams for the 5K, 10K, steeplechase, and marathon have been dominated by naturalized citizens from East Africa.

Here are the top competitors for this year's team. Galen Rupp, our top marathon runner, is on the entry list, and must be seen as a favorite to make the team. I don't know if he is competing to prepare for the Olympic marathon, or whether he actually wants to double. He would still need to run 27:28.00 to hit the Olympic standard.

Here are some of the top competitors:

(2021 World Ranking) Individual Best Time of 2021 (Lifetime Best)

11. Grant Fisher 27:11.29 (same) *
12. William Kincaid 27:12.78 (same) *
13. Ben True 27:14.95 (same) *
18. Emmanuel Bor 27:22.80 (same) *
20. Joe Klecker 27:23.44 (same) *
35. Conner Mantz 27:41.16 (same)
38. Samuel Chelanga 27:42.02 (27:08.39)
39. Abdihamid Nur 27:42.73 (same)
42. Frank Lara 27:43.13 (same)
43. Robert Brandt 27:43.17 (27:39.20)
45. Eric Hamer 27:44.87 (same)
58. James Mwaura 27:50.44 (same)
62. Isai Rodriguez 27:52.92 (same)
66. Dillon Maggard 27:54.89 (same)
**********************************************
86. Galen Rupp 28:00.37 (26:44.36)
NR Lopez Lomong NONE (27:04.72) *
NR. Eric Jenkins NONE (27:22.06) *

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(06-18-2021 10:07 AM)InterestedX Wrote:  
(06-18-2021 06:25 AM)Fort Bend Owl Wrote:  I remember going to the 1984 US Olympic Trials in Los Angeles (I still have the program somewhere), and it seems to me that they had like 50 or 60 runners in the 1st round of prelims. But that was a long time ago and I might be remembering it wrong.

Nope, 3 heats of 12. Top 5 in each heat and next 5 fastest to 2 semis, then top 5 and next 2 fastest to final.

Wow - 36 runners in 1984! The standards have tightened, but the Nike spikes have allowed for more qualifiers than expected for this year.

Just to clarify - this year, it's 3 heats of 10, with top 6 in each heat, plus next 6 fastest times (24 in all) advancing to semis.
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The United States has 7 men who have met the Olympic standard in the shot put and 7 others in the 10,000 meters.

The women's 100 meters (first round today) has 23 out of 32 who have met the standard. That depth is crazy.
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I want to see those seven guys who have qualified in the shot put and the 10,000...they must be awesome athletes.
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(06-18-2021 10:27 AM)WRCisforgotten79 Wrote:  
(06-18-2021 10:07 AM)InterestedX Wrote:  
(06-18-2021 06:25 AM)Fort Bend Owl Wrote:  I remember going to the 1984 US Olympic Trials in Los Angeles (I still have the program somewhere), and it seems to me that they had like 50 or 60 runners in the 1st round of prelims. But that was a long time ago and I might be remembering it wrong.

Nope, 3 heats of 12. Top 5 in each heat and next 5 fastest to 2 semis, then top 5 and next 2 fastest to final.

Wow - 36 runners in 1984! The standards have tightened, but the Nike spikes have allowed for more qualifiers than expected for this year.

Just to clarify - this year, it's 3 heats of 10, with top 6 in each heat, plus next 6 fastest times (24 in all) advancing to semis.

Not really. There were still two guys added to make the field 30. The biggest impact came from extending the qualifying period all the way back to Jan. 1, 2019 and including marks from 2020 when World Athletics shut things down.
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Men's Shot Put (12 qualifiers for tonight's FINALS):

1 Ryan Crouser NIKE 22.92 q MR 75-2 ½ *
2 Joe Kovacs Velaasa / NYAC 21.81 q 71-6 ¾ *
3 Josh Awotunde Shore AC 21.00 q 68-10 ¾ *
4 Tripp Piperi Texas 20.77 q SB 68-1 ¾ *
5 Payton Otterdahl NIKE 20.61 q 67-7 ½ *
6 Darrell Hill NIKE 20.43 q 67-0 ½ *
7 Andrew Liskowitz Michigan 20.20 q 66-3 ¼ *
8 Curtis Jensen Velaasa 20.08 q SB 65-10 ½
9 Roger Steen Velaasa 19.96 q 65-6
10 T'Mond Johnson Garage Strength 19.89 q 65-3 ¼
11 Jordan Geist Arizona 19.72 q 64-8 ½
12 Darius King Northern Iowa 19.66 q 64-6

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